For anyone out there with both a need for storage and a need for speed – the traditional sports car leaves a bit to be desired… until now.
Callaway Cars is basically a modifier, producing specialty vehicles, engineering services and performance products for driving enthusiasts. The company, started in 1977 by the son of the man who started Callaway Golf in 1982, specializes in Corvettes and has recently announced a modification for Corvette coupes that keeps the speed and removes a little of the sport. The finished product is basically a wagon-Corvette hybrid. But don’t worry, it’s still cool.
The Callaway Corvette Aerowagen can be purchased as a full car from Callaway for somewhere between $120,000 and $150,000, or the company will apply the modification to your existing Corvette coupe, starting at $15K. The Callaway Aerowagen also holds the distinction of being both the fastest street-legal Corvette made today, as well as the most powerful car designed and assembled wholly in the U.S.
The AeroWagen package require no fabrication. Carbon fiber moldings are pre-finished with UV protectant surface coat – prepared for paint-to-match options. Rear window panels are tempered safety glass and retain defogger functionality. The standard hatch can be re-installed.
A reviewer from Bloomberg says it doesn’t feel heavy or clunky to drive, and that the only perceivable change for this wagon is the new long rear cuts the minimal visibility to basically nothing. Callaway says a reduction in the overall drag co-efficient is slight.
The new design doesn’t offer any additional seating or doors, but the addition in cargo is projected to be, according to Callaway, “significant.” Bloomberg says it can tote three large golf bags.
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